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Oran is a researcher specializing in health and healing. He is also an avid, long-time juicer.
Now in his 70's, he attributes his younger appearance to the healthy practice of daily juicing.
Born in Phoenix AZ, he was quickly whisked away to sunny California, where he has remained ever since. "Why leave good weather? Life has enough unpleasantness without adding a miserable climate to the mix."
He attended the University of California San Jose for more years than he cares to remember. "Eventually stumbling out into the real world armed only with 2 pieces of paper: Master's degrees in Psychology and in Physical Education.
"I soon learned that paper doth not a career make. Having no real skill other than classroom sitting, I made a brilliant career choice ... and returned to college. This time computers were the bright shiny object that held my attention ... for the next half century."
Even today Oran spends 12 hours a day, 7 days a week staring at the 1-eyed beast that patiently stares back. Computers were and still remain his weapon of choice.
His calling came early. His passion was the martial arts. With black belts in Kung Fu and JuJitsu, lesser rankings in Judo, Aikido, and TaeKwanDo, and the traditional non-ranking of Tai Chi, he was ready to take on the world, figuratively and literally.
He settled into a life of teaching. But Life had other plans for the teacher. In his mid-30s his body gave out. With no other choice, he closed down his teaching and opened up a search: to learn the name of his hidden assailant. 10 years later there was a name (several, actually), but no cure (and there still isn't). It was an auto-immune disfunction -- his body had betrayed him at the cellular level.
With no body to depend on, our intrepid Author-To-Be returned to the world of the mind. The computer was his labor-saving tool and education, in the form of research, his career. His single-minded target: health.
After many false starts, he heard of juicing, and recognized it was the next step in nutrition- based health. He took that step ... and has grown stronger with time, while those around him have grown weaker with age.
Oran lived happily ever after. So far, anyway. He now lives in Northern California with his wife and a herd of over a dozen cats.
on May 08, 2012 :
Who knew there was so much to know about Juicers. I have been thinking about buying one for some time, because I figured it would be easier to drink my food rather than eat it, but I never knew there was so much diversity in the type of machines that create the fruit juice.
I totally agree with the author that the cleaning option is one thing that is really important in choosing your juicer but Amy has obviously done her homework and given that some juicers can be as much as the cost of a small car this book is definitely worth getting if you are wanting to get some juice back in your life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on May 07, 2012 :
I loved this book!
It is an amazingly useful and believe it or not entertaining book to read. I found it while looking for juicing recipes. I figured you get the recipe and you make the juice can't be much more to it than that. Boy was I wrong.
I had never really considered the role of the juicer in the whole process not just in making great juice but in practical things like cleaning and getting the most nutritional value out of the foods you juice. Basically I had no idea about what my juicing options were. I do now thanks to this guide.
If you're interested in juicing like I am but know very little about the exact type of juicer you should get "How To Find Your Perfect Juice Machine" Its the perfect guide that will answer all the questions you have, as well as all the ones you should be asking but haven't even considered, before you buy your juicer. Very highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)